Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by roundabout, May 7, 2017.
I think they are coming in off rail, but I'm not sure.
This is correct. Estes made a similar deal with ABF. ABF loads their freight on our trailers, puts them on the rail, takes them from rail to their terminal, unloads them, and then delivers them to us.
Our yard is so full of new equipment, it's hard to drive around.
A couple of years ago, Estes was picking up new Knight Transportation 53's, loading our freight on them, and using them on linehaul runs. After they were unloaded Knight would pick them up. Similar situation but afaik no rail was used.
We've done it in KCY before. We loaded FXF bills on new Swift 4 axle trailers and sent them to the Pacific northwest. I'll post a pic later.
I'm surprised how many people aren't aware how often this happens.
Only time it isn't allowed is with new trailers being imported to Canada because the duty has to be paid on them before they cross, which means no freight on them before delivery. Can't rail them over the border either because it'd take forever to clear customs.
I remember Verspeeten Cartage tried to be clever once and pick up their own trailers, load them up in the US with GM auto parts, and bring them home. Customs stopped every incoming Verspeeten truck for months after that to check the duty was paid on the trailer.
I'm surprised by how many guys that are upset because the company didn't inform us that this was going on!!
It's not like it's the first time it's ever happened, nor will it be the last..
JB, pulling Walmart trailer, hauling freight (not mail) for the US Post office.
The post office uses so many contractors, nothing surprises me. And Walmart themselves, probably the contractor in this case, is almost as notorious for the same thing. I've seen many, many different power units pulling for Walmart, including all the big TL carriers.
So then we can assume JB Hunt,and Walmart are buying FedEx,and the US Postal service???
Estes in Fontana does the same thing with Hyundai trailers made in Tijuana.